Monday, October 22, 2007

I could make a Firkin of cider 5 Hands tall...

I know it's been forever. And this isn't even Sam's 10 month update. I can't say for certain there will be a 10 month update. And there is so much to talk about! My mom's acorn accident....poor Grandma. There is some exciting news I'm not sure I'm allowed to talk about. Oh, and our new patio set! I could go on and on about our new patio set. But, I have been pretty busy. And now, there are apples to deal with. Lots of apples

Saturday we headed out to a local orchard to pick some apples. Seemed like a very "Vermont-y" thing to do, and I had plans for homemade baby food and perhaps some pies. And the orchard is located at a very nice spot. Even the port-a-potty had a pretty view. As we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted by a young girl asking how many bags we wanted. We shrugged. "Two?" and she handed over two folded paper bags. Seemed appropriate. Well, each bag ended up being a half a bushel. And yes, it said so on the bag, but who knows how much a half a bushel is? Oh, 2 pecks. How silly of me.

Consequently, we ended up with a lot of apples. (I should have taken a picture of all our apples..oh well)

But we had fun. It was a nice day, though a bit cloudy. Sam seemed to enjoy the jaunt around the orchard.

So feel free to leave your favorite apple recipe in the comments. I've already made the babyfood and some muffins. Baking is always a little dangerous. It makes me gain wieght.

Well, only have time for this short post. Hopefully more to come soon.

In the meantime...

Go Sox!


MarylandMommy said...

What the firk is a firkin??? Guess I better go GOOGLE it! Looks like an amazing place & the apples look yummy!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. I know the exciting news but my lips are sealed also. Nobody in this family keeps a secret for long. LOL. I don't cook but my mom has a great recipe for apple butter made in the crock pot. I am having as mental lapse with my password and user name so have to sign it

Anonymous said...

It's ok, it is not a secret anymore. And I know that because I think I have heard from most people who read this blog :-) I am pregnant and due in May. Feeling great, no problems.

Anonymous said...

Peel, core, and slice apples to fill a crock pot. Cook on low for 18 hours. Do NOT peek. After 18 hours,add 4 cups of sugar and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. Stir well. Cover and cook 4 hours longer. Put in jars. I usually put it in plastic boxes and freeze. This is tasty on toast and pancakes.
My crock pot is a 2 quart size, so adjust accordingly.
Give Sam a big hug.
Aunt Margie